• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
The Bachelor of Arts (Politics and International Relations) from the Swinburne University of Technology  offers students a unique range of interdisciplinary skills. Students develop their capacity for critical analysis, creativity and problem-solving, as well as a thorough understanding of the relationship between theory, research and practice.

About

 They choose from a wide range of major study areas, equipping them for diverse careers in areas such as media, management, finance, education and government.

A key component of the degree is the Grand Challenges final-year project. Conducted in collaboration with the Swinburne Institute of Social Research, the project fosters team-based research activity and challenges students to go beyond the comfort of discipline boundaries. Students develop valuable collaborative skills as they research innovative solutions to contemporary issues facing society. The course offers students lifelong learning skills with a global and multidisciplinary awareness.

Course learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor ofArts (Politics and International Relations) from the Swinburne University of Technology  , graduates will be able to:

  • Systematically review and critically evaluate research from a variety of sources to inform their knowledge and conceptual understandings in the humanities and/or social sciences.
  • Formulate arguments that are fit for purpose and demonstrate an understanding of the relevant theories and evidence in their areas of disciplinary expertise.
  • Critically analyse information to generate creative solutions to solve complex problems in the area of humanities and/or social sciences, and understand the importance of interdisciplinarity for generating solutions.
  • Define and integrate theoretical principles and apply these in their disciplinary areas of expertise.
  • Apply knowledge and skills with responsibility and accountability for their own learning and practice, individually and in collaboration with others.
  • Interpret and communicate ideas, problems and arguments in modes suitable to a range of audiences using a range of media.
  • Coherently articulate a line of reasoning demonstrating cultural sensitivity and apply a framework to analyse and offer solutions to ethical dilemmas in local and international contexts.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Duration description
      Part-time available for domestic students
  • Credits
    300 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Australian Politics
  • International Politics
  • Australian Foreign Policy
  • Dictators and Democrats: Comparative Politics 
  • International Relations and Security Studies 
  • Critical Perspectives on Terrorism 
  • Public Policy in Australia 
  • Politics of the Pacific 

              English Language Requirements

              • Minimum required score:

                6

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              • Minimum required score:

                75

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              General Requirements

              CRICOS code- 088388C

              • Swinburne offers English language courses that can help you meet the minimum English language requirement for study. On successful completion of English for Academic Purposes at Swinburne, you may be granted direct entry to your chosen degree, diploma or certificate provided you also meet other (academic) entry requirements.

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                27400 AUD/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 27400 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
              • EU/EEA

                6566 AUD/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 6566 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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              National fee is Commonwealth supported

              Living costs for Melbourne

              • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
                Living Costs

              The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

              Funding

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